Compiler Correctness

"pramod" <Pramod.Patangay@gmail.com>
7 Feb 2006 12:11:48 -0500

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From: "pramod" <Pramod.Patangay@gmail.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 7 Feb 2006 12:11:48 -0500
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Keywords: theory, question

Hi,


I have a simple question. Can we prove that a compiler is correct? I
mean we are given a language with it's syntax and semantics and a
compiler whose correctness needs to be proved. Is this theoretically
possible?
[I think it's been done on some toy compilers, but realistic compilers
are so large that the proof would be too long to be credible. -John]







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